“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away”, Star Wars began. Funny enough, the franchise released its first movie, Star Wars (before it was called Star Wars: A New Hope when the prequels were released in the 2000s) a long time ago (1977) and long before VFX and CGI were highly used. Despite CGI not aging well, the first three Star Wars are probably three of the greatest movies ever made and with the help of visionary George Lucas, the franchise paved the way for science fiction movies to be highly successful as it is now today.
Even during the 1970’s, the popularity of Star Wars has resulted in various merchandising deals with clothes, toys, and even food companies. Even Star Wars greeting cards were hugely popular back then. If you want to relieve a nostalgic experience and send out the best greeting card to your loved one, check out our amazing Star Wars greeting card designs and examples below. Your BB-8 loving card recipient will surely adore them!
The popularity of Star Wars is incomparable ever since the first movie was released in 1977. The franchise just released its eighth official movie last year (The Last Jedi) and it still attracted a large following from both die-hard and casual fans from around the world. The newest trilogy, which started with The Force Awakens (2015) introduced a new generation of fans to the franchise. The fans of the original trilogy (Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, C3PO, R2-D2, Darth Vader, Yoda), the fans of the prequel trilogy (Anakin, young Obi-Wan, Palpatine, Mace Windu, Darth Maul), and the fans of the current trilogy (Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren, BB-8) prove that the franchise is still going strong and shows no signs of stopping. You may also see Creative Greeting Cards.
Aside from the films, various video games, animated television series, graphic novels/comics, toys, clothes, and other Star Wars-themed merchandise have also been released (and sold at a high rate). The popularity of Star Wars has resulted in the franchise cementing its mark on society, culture, and history. Here are a few situations/instances where Star Wars heavily placed its mark: You may also see Animated Greeting Cards
Star Wars influenced the filmmaking industry with the use of practical effects while utilizing a space war-themed plot, one of the first ever franchises to do so. The original trilogy did not only produce amazing space battles but also showcased a beautiful space opera filled with drama and betrayal among its main characters. Although CGI was already used during the 70’s, it was Star Wars who made it popular. Since then, science fiction movies have relied on CGI (and now, VFX) to create wonderful set pieces and transport audiences to another dimension. You may also see Funny Greeting Cards.
Star Wars also started the trend of blockbuster movies being released in the summer, thus the phrase “summer blockbuster films” becoming popular with production companies releasing their big films during the summer period. Despite the new Star Wars trilogy moving the schedule of their films to the holiday season, they still had a hand in movie companies releasing their big guns in a two-month span; certainly, a great time if you’re a movie fan. You may also see Anime Greeting Cards.
Star Wars-related parodies have also been released (and by the hundreds) due to the franchise’s overall impact on filmmaking. Here are some Star Wars parodies you may have heard of:
The following are some events which featured Star Wars-related themes:
The events listed above are only a few instances where Star Wars is heavily featured. NASA, various aerospace companies and scientists are hard at work in studying and testing the possibilities of concepts made popular by the franchise (i.e. lightspeed travel, use of lightsabers, discovery of new galaxies and beings, building a possible death star, etc.) to eventually become reality. You may also see Blank Greeting Cards.
Star Wars also contributed in scientists naming different forms of new and extinct species. Some of the Star Wars-inspired organisms are as follows:
If you thought politicians are oblivious of Star Wars, think again. Here are some instances where the franchise made a huge impact on politics:
The multi-billion franchise also turned fans into believers where they literally worshiped everything and anything related to Star Wars. Listed below are some instances where Star Wars became a religion for millions of fans around the globe:
As previously mentioned, Star Wars has created an impact on culture and society which has far succeeded any other franchise in history. Listed below are some instances where Star Wars placed its mark on the entertainment industry as well:
Star Wars is unquestionably a behemoth that cannot be easily toppled. Its influence has not only reached fans, but to filmmaking, science, politics, religion, and pop culture as well. With the release of the new trilogy, it continues to grow and will further inspire the next generation of padawans. It is no denying that fans will still remember Darth Vader, Obi-Wan and Rey in 20-50 years’ time.
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